Tonight, Saturday October 29th, at 10pm ET/PT, Tim will be on The Comedy Network’s ‘Just for Laughs: AMP’D’. An exclusive programme mixing unique musical styles and outstanding comedy. It was filmed at this year’s Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal.
“Weird Al” Yankovic, legendary pop satirist, is hosting the one-hour special which has an amazing line up featuring: Tim, Bo Burnham, Reggie Watts, Tom Green and comedy-folk duo Garfunkel & Oates.
You can find out a little more information on the show and the line up here and if it is to be made available here’s The Comedy Network’s website and video player. However, there is no indication as yet that it will find its way on there, so either try to catch the show or perhaps record it in order not to miss it.
Unfortunately for those of us outside Canada there doesn’t seem to be a way to view this programme internationally.
Finally, we can bring you all the details of Tim’s forthcoming DVD and Blu-ray release of Tim Minchin and The Heritage Orchestra!
Filmed in stunning high-definition at the Royal Albert Hall in London with the fabulous Heritage Orchestra (led by the suave Jules Buckley), this show features reimaginings of classic hits, such as You Grew On Me, Not Perfect, Dark Side, Prejudice and Rock n Roll Nerd alongside brand-spanking new tracks, including Cont, Thank You God, Cheese, Lullaby and The Fence!
There will, of course, also be some succulent extras included, which come in the shape of the gorgeous animated Storm movie and the mini-documentary, Behind the scenes: Nothing Ruins Comedy Like Arenas & Tim Meets the Orchestra!
In Australia it’ll be out on the 23rd November on DVD and Blu-ray.
In the UK it’ll be released on the 14th November on DVD, Double play (DVD and Blu-ray) and as a special, limited, DVD edition from Amazon, which comes with an exclusive t-shirt (size: medium) and a bonus CD of Tim performing two tracks from Matilda The Musical, all packaged nicely in a collector’s tin.
If you’re looking for a place to get your paws on copies, then we’ll have links for you to do just that on the shop page shortly.
We’ll also have some exclusive clips available for you soon, however, to whet your appetite for this feast of a show, here’s the trailer for the UK release! Extra points if you can name who’s doing the voiceover!
1. I’m In A Cage
2. Rock N Roll Nerd
4. If I Didn’t Have You
5. Thank You God
6. You Grew On Me
7. The Fence
10. The Pope Song
13. Dark Side
14. Not Perfect
15. White Wine In The Sun
Think you’ve missed out on seeing Tim with your favourite symphony orchestra? The good news is that you haven’t as new dates have just been announced in Sydney and Perth!
Sydneysiders, Tim will be ripping it up with the SSO, once again, at the State Theatre on the 2nd February 2012.
Perthites, you’ll get to see Tim kicking ass with the WASO for a second time at the Challenge Stadium on the 12th February 2012.
Tickets for both of these dates go on general sale on 2nd November, however, we’ve got the lovely pre-sale password for you, which is good for both shows, so that you can get your mitts on tickets now until 5pm on the 1st November from Ticketmaster!
That password is, ‘cage‘.
There are still tickets available for the rest of the orchestra gigs too, and, from experience, even sitting at the back won’t hamper your enjoyment of this astounding spectacle!
Tim’s been added to the glorious line up for most of the dates on the upcoming December Uncaged Monkeys tour.
The Uncaged Monkeys sell-out spring tour was so hugely successful, delightfully boggling, fascinating and amusing minds up and down the country that Robin Ince and Brian Cox decided to do it all again. They hit the road: 6th-15th December 2011 with a brand new show bringing their infectious enthusiasm and excitement about the wonders of science to several theatres around the country. They’ll be joined once more by Ben Goldacre, Simon Singh, Helen Arney and a variety of special guests.
Tim will be monkeying with them for the following dates:
Manchester: O2 Apollo on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th December Plymouth: Pavilions on Saturday 10th December London: HMV Hammersmith Apollo on Wednesday 14th December Brighton: Dome on Thursday 15th December
More information can be found at www.robinince.com and links to numerous ticket agencies for these December shows can be found here.
Passing any news stands or magazine racks in central London today? – then look out!
In central London newsagents, Tim will be looking right back at you all scarily awesome from the front cover of Time Out’s Halloween issue. He’s spooking it out on there with Eleanor Worthington Cox, one of the four young actresses who’ll be playing the title role in Matilda The Musical, which has its first preview tonight, at the Cambridge Theatre in London.
Those who subscribe should see Tim on your doormats tomorrow, with all other London outlets stocking it by then too.
Inside the magazine Tim talks about Matilda The Musical, for which he wrote the music and lyrics, with Time Out London’s theatre editor Caroline McGinn.
If you are not subscribed or in London or are simply frightfully impatient then you might like to take a look at this.
Update: the interview is now available to read online here!
For more information and tickets to the show take a look at the Matilda The Musical website or catch up with the Matilda page on this site, where you’ll find lots of videos, less spooky photos and more.